- a port in and the capital of Finistère, in NW France: noted for pottery manufacture.
[fin-uh-stair; French fee-nee-ster]
- a department in W France. 2714 sq. mi. (7030 sq. km). Capital: Quimper.
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Examples from the Web for quimper
The soldiers were landed at Sarzeau, and then transferred immediately to Quimper.Ten Years Later
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The nuns had ever been good and generous and helpful to the people of Quimper.Brittany
Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
The only objector ever met with by the writer was a Gascon who kept a pharmacy at Quimper.Rambles in Brittany
Bishop Rainaud laid the first stone of Quimper Cathedral in 1239.How France Built Her Cathedrals
Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
"Ces messieurs are going to Quimper," she exclaimed that last morning.The Argosy
- a city in NW France: capital of Finistère department. Pop: 63 238 (1999)
- a department of NW France, at the tip of the Breton peninsula. Capital: Quimper. Pop: 863 798 (2003 est). Area: 7029 sq km (2741 sq miles)
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